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Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   Yesterday, 10:44 PM
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Posted By Turquesa
The Role of Your Faith Community

This is a thread for people of faith who post here.

My Focus on the Family (http://www.mothering.com/forum/443-i-m-not-vaccinating/1500426-focus-family-print.html) thread got me thinking more...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 05:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 317
Posted By Turquesa
It did not work for up to 82% of health care...

It did not work for up to 82% of health care workers. So under duress, they accepted a medical intervention comprised of all risks, no benefits, and most certainly no herd immunity. To impose...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 04:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 317
Posted By Turquesa
I can't find the primary source, (why is the CDC...

I can't find the primary source, (why is the CDC site so hard to navigate?), but the CDC did upgrade its findings to conclude that this year's vaccine was only 18% effective.
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 04:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 317
Posted By Turquesa
I'm not sure what good the masks would do when...

I'm not sure what good the masks would do when the whole flu-shot policy is anti-science in the first place. ...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-17-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 658
Posted By Turquesa
When I learned about how front-groupish NAMI was,...

When I learned about how front-groupish NAMI was, I dropped my involvement in it. It's sad because it didn't used to be that way.

Here's an interesting bit from Samaxtic's link:



So there...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-17-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 920
Posted By Turquesa
The study design is actually pretty impressive. ...

The study design is actually pretty impressive. They had pretty much every kid in Denmark to examine with that national database. To get an accurate picture, we'd need to run the numbers without...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-17-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,763
Posted By Turquesa
Fiasco??? :scratch Thompson admitted to...

Fiasco??? :scratch Thompson admitted to unethical behavior, never rescinded his statement, and was granted whistleblower protection. How is this a "fiasco?"

The Hooker paper is a strawman to all...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-17-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,763
Posted By Turquesa
Thanks. This is helpful. I'm not sure when in...

Thanks. This is helpful. I'm not sure when in the day I'll get to a detailed reading, but this is how geeks like me relax before bedtime. :Sheepish
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-17-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 109
Posted By Turquesa
"Exemption Forms Here"

Well, if the health department won't inform Washington parents of their rights, someone has to. :grin:

https://www.facebook.com/vaccinefreedomforwashington/posts/943144112374425:0

Here's the...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-17-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By Turquesa
It's on Dr. Sears' FB page....

It's on Dr. Sears' FB page. (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dr-Bob-Sears/116317855073374)

Senator Mendoza is pretty much a shoe-in yes-vote, but Senator Runner voted against AB2109, the Bad Mommy...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-17-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,763
Posted By Turquesa
I disagree with the pro-vax activists who make...

I disagree with the pro-vax activists who make fun of parents doing their own research. (That "I've-done-my-research-pop-quiz" meme is asinine on so many levels). But it is important to study how...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-16-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 378
Posted By Turquesa
This is very bad news. Measles terrifies me. ...

This is very bad news. Measles terrifies me. The kids will be fine. It just terrifies me because it now becomes a lame-ass excuse to steal our rights away. Floridians, brace yourselves.
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-16-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 332
Posted By Turquesa
If any of my children were medically fragile, I'd...

If any of my children were medically fragile, I'd fight to get into one of these programs. To send them into a petri-dish of a classroom, with or without vaccinated kids, would be insanity.
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-16-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By Turquesa
Again, note the rhetoric. First we heard rights...

Again, note the rhetoric. First we heard rights being renamed and repackaged as "loopholes." Now the Personal Belief Exemption is prefaced in news media with "so-called." Um, no. It's actually...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-16-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 332
Posted By Turquesa
I'm not good with screen shots, so I'll just C&P...

I'm not good with screen shots, so I'll just C&P this post from Californians for Vaccine Choice. (https://www.facebook.com/CaliforniansAgainstSB277)



Honestly, this is the approach to take with...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-16-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,763
Posted By Turquesa
I can let Deborah speak for herself, but it...

I can let Deborah speak for herself, but it doesn't sound like she was making that claim or even that inference.



I agree with the bolded and would add that the best and most ethical...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-16-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 332
Posted By Turquesa
Rhett Krawitt

By now, you've probably heard of this little boy in California with leukemia whose father, with a lot of money and questionable ties...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-16-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,390
Posted By Turquesa
On this note, I'm curious precisely what evidence...

On this note, I'm curious precisely what evidence support the notion that when pregnant women get TDaP, fetuses are getting a "prenatal doses" of these vaccines in the womb. Has anybody studied the...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-16-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,763
Posted By Turquesa
In Post 28, Deborah outlined quite clearly some...

In Post 28, Deborah outlined quite clearly some methodological flaws, and it doesn't take a PhD to understand them. Are they valid or not? If anyone doesn't understand research methodology, that's...
Forum: Toddler Health   04-15-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 164
Posted By Turquesa
Toddler Eczema

DS has a patch of eczema in the fold of his elbow. It's stubborn and not responding to a lot of different topical treatments, although I haven't yet tried steroids.

I'm about to give up and...
Forum: Book Clubs   04-15-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 705
Posted By Turquesa
Slow thread, but I'll give it a nudge. :) I...

Slow thread, but I'll give it a nudge. :) I miss these threads when MDC was more active. I'm reading The Piano Teacher, by Janice Lee.
Forum: Vaccinations   04-15-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,763
Posted By Turquesa
Well, I do see a gray-area happy medium between...

Well, I do see a gray-area happy medium between A) arrogantly presuming to be smarter than PhD-level immunologists and virologists and B) throwing in the towel, abandoning critical thinking, and just...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-15-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By Turquesa
Focus on the Family

I'm not an evangelical, and I'm staunchly anti-spanking. So I'm not exactly vying for membership to the FOTF fan club. But I wanted to sound the alert that they've jumped on the vaccine bandwagon...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-15-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 625
Posted By Turquesa
Pan tried to take a Facebook comment and run away...

Pan tried to take a Facebook comment and run away with the "looney anti-vaxxer" narrative.

At today's hearing, however, the 600+ Californians at the mike weren't loonies. They were kind-hearted...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-15-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 625
Posted By Turquesa
Did anyone get a count of how many? Someone...

Did anyone get a count of how many? Someone stopped counting after 600.
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